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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours – Franz Josef

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours – Franz Josef

Summer is just around the corner and our SUP tours are back for another season. The Lake is beginning to warm up and it shouldn't be to long before we will start getting back towards Summer temps of 20+ degrees! We will be running our SUP tours in the morning and...

Black Swans and Cygnets on Lake Mapourika

Black Swans and Cygnets on Lake Mapourika

The Black Swans are permanent residents of Lake Mapourika and are common across NZ with a population of around 50,000 Currently it is breeding season and on our tours we are beginning to see the swans nesting the Cygnets are also beginning to swim around the lake....

The White Heron (Kotuku)

The White Heron (Kotuku)

The White Heron or Kotuku is well-loved by the New Zealand people, but it is rarely seen as it has a very small population of between 150-200 birds. The Kotuku are abundant in other places such as Asia and Australia and are commonly known as the Eastern Great Egrets....

Sunset Tours on Lake Mapourika, West Coast

Sunset Tours on Lake Mapourika, West Coast

Our Sunset Tours are now underway. They depart at 3:30 pm daily and at the end of the month they will begin departing at 5 pm. Our Sunset tours are the perfect option for photographers and those looking for the perfect gram. Paddling in the golden hour is a beautiful...

The Fantail / Piwakawaka

The Fantail / Piwakawaka

If you've ever been a walk through New Zealand's native rainforest you have surely spotted a Fantail!  Fantails are commonly spotted as they follow you along a trail.  Although it may seem purely friendly - you're actually stirring up their food!  Fantails follow...

Paddling in the Rain with Franz Josef Tours

Paddling in the Rain with Franz Josef Tours

The last couple of months have been a mixture of warm summer heat, rain, and even a couple of cyclones!  We're lucky to be one of the few company's in Franz Josef Glacier that can operate in wet weather conditions.  So this weeks blog is devoted to those drizzly days...